We are delighted to announce that Weardale Railway has now reopened to the public for the first time since 2019. The reopening timetable, which runs from Saturday 28 May to Saturday 2 July, offers three Saturday services leaving Stanhope at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, with the return trips leaving Wolsingham at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tickets are available on the day from Stanhope Station.
The Auckland Project, based in Bishop Auckland, and the Weardale Railway Trust will continue to work with the local community and other stakeholders to develop the railway. In the long term, we hope it will be a popular destination for tourists and that it might also help to connect communities in the dales with Bishop Auckland and the broader transport network.
THE STORY OF WEARDALE RAILWAY
Weardale Railway was once a part of the historic Stockton and Darlington line with a terminus at Wearhead. The Auckland Project owns 16 miles of track between Bishop Auckland and Eastgate in Weardale, County Durham. Weardale is a beautiful area, much of which falls within the North Pennies AONB, and is a fantastic place for outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, and watching the local wildlife. Our railway currently runs between Wolsingham and Stanhope Station, nestled in beautiful Stanhope. Join us for a scenic ride on this historic railway today!